Continued from Monday…….
A series of images quickly materialized, each different in its own way, but sharing a few consistent factors:
1) All beverages arrive very cold and maintain this temperature, regardless of time spent lingering over them or how hot the ambient temperature is.
2) I do not have to share my food or drink with anyone. This erases the inevitable anxiety that would send me into a tailspin of internal questions (see example of detail obsession from Friday’s post).
So while the other mothers-to-be in my birthing class are picturing cherub-like babies smiling up out of a giant head of cabbage (a la an Anne Geddes photograph), I am cycling through the following:
· An ice cold martini with a twist
· A champagne flute filled with bubbly goodness alongside a plate of oysters on the half shell. Sorry Louisiana, but since price and location are not factors in my fantasy, these oysters hail from the Pacific. Small, salty, and dressed ONLY with lemon, they glitter in the sunlight which does nothing to alter their temperature.